What is alcohol tolerance? Tolerance to alcohol is when drinking the same amount no longer produces the same level of buzz. When a person has developed alcohol tolerance, they will need to consume a higher number of drinks to feel the effects.
Higher tolerance in some individuals may foster higher levels of drinking, which can have negative health effects. While those who have developed tolerance may not feel the effects of alcohol as readily, they are still doing damage to their liver and may begin a pattern of dependency.